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Hey. Do you have any recommendations for books? I've read a lot, to be honest, but I'd like to hear what you have to recommend c:

Asked by silentbutterflies

Hiya! I’m currently reading Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I recommend both! 

Sing You Home “explores what it means to be gay in today’s world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system”. It’s the first book I have read that has a gay main character and so I’m finding it extremely interesting and enlightening. I love how it doesn’t resort to gay stereotypes (although, maybe it does use religious stereotypes… but maybe not).

Between Shades of Gray is a fictional account of a 15-year-old girl’s experience of being deported, with her family, from Lituania by the Soviets in 1941. I’m really, really loving this book. It’s not something I really knew about. When I think of the 1930s and 1940s, I think of WW2 and Nazis. The effects on the people of Lithuania (as well as other Eastern European countries) isn’t something we were ever taught at my school. I think this is an engaging way to do it. 

I’ve also recently “discovered” Margaret Atwood. I’ve read two of her books: Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid’s Tale. I loved them both. 

I hope you find something you like :)

I was thinking about starting the 50 book challenge since it can be started any time. I think this would be a great way for me to recommit to reading more often. Can you start it with books you've already begun reading? I have 3 that I've started, but have yet to finish (one I've read before but am reading again for the HBO show Game of Thrones).

Asked by pyrat3ss

Of course! You could also try and remember all the books that you’ve read since January 2011 - they can count. Or, like you said, you could just start it now with the ones you’re currently reading, so your challenge will be from April 2011 - March 2012. Some people don’t count rereads but I personally would.

It’s up to you!